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Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder
Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder

Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://sevensows.com/
  • Phone: (828) 255-2592
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nighty: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Mike Moore
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder
Real Southern food. Real straight bourbon. No Pretense. Renaissance & Modernist cuisine of the American South.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We eat here every trip to Asheville and it is always terrific. I would highly recommend ordering the Charcuterie board, the fried chicken entree, and the butter scotch dessert. Always good!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Masculine atmosphere, but dark and intimate for dates also. I still don't know what "larder" means, but I enjoyed dinner very much."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Food is great and very original and the service is terrific. We Go there every time we are in Asheville."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Waited very long, menu on line was different than I was giving, service very bade my waitress did not check or see if my food is ok or not, my grilled salad tasted like gasoline, my steak took medium rare took about 45 minutes to come out with lumpy fries, steak sauce was very sweet, and my steak showy over cooked"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great food and excellent service. Highly recommend and we will return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "If staying in or near (we drove from Waynesville) be sure to plan a stop to Seven Sows. Menu is fun and interesting, and the food is lovingly prepared with great pride. The eclectic bar drinks are also delicious and they even create drinks for you around your taste. Our server (Katie) was very friendly and helpful. She knew the bar and food menu well, and was very attentive."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "After viewing the menu online, we were were so excited to try this fun-sounding restaurant. From the lukewarm greeting, to the uninterested attitude in any of our questions about the food and the cocktail menu--the server was subpar. We waited 30 from the time our first entree items came out until our last 2 items were served. I've never written a poor review, but I'd never return to this spot...maybe it was an off-night?"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We were almost the only people there at 10:30 on a Sunday morning, so we had the full attention of the staff. The peach pancakes were delicious as was the fried chicken. Sam Cooke songs made for a pleasant morning."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food is AMAZING! A must every time we go to Asheville."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The restaurant was empty at prime time. We ordered about 6 dishes and not one was worth talking about. A few were really decent, but this is not an interesting or good restaurant. Service was not amazing. Our server, while good intentioned, forgot my beer; she dropped all of our dishes at about the same time, instead of asking if we would like to course it out. When the check arrived we were charged more on the bill than what was on the menu. An honest mistake, but when it was corrected, it was corrected with an after-sales-tax manager discount, not a pre-tax adjustment. Also, it's downright insulting when a restaurant suggests a range of tips on the receipt (in this case 18%, 20% and 25% - what happened to 15%?)."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Been there before several times. Always a new experience and always good. This was Father's Day Brunch. Had a wonderful toasted Cinnamon Roll with strawberries. Then a Junior Kimbrough Omelet with Chicken, Pimento cheese and giblet gravy. On the side, accidentally, I was served the best bacon I've ever had. My wife had Pulled Pork and grits with 2 fried eggs on top. Wonderful. and a nice grapefruit Mimosa. We love this restaurant, nothing is like anywhere else."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I found the menu to be creative and the beer selections a good match for food offerings. We ordered starters...beginning with hushpuppies and pimento cheese (very nice), moving into salads (the beet salad was amazing) and warm plates (gnocchi and hog jowls ragout was out of this world). Summer wheat beer from Unknown Brewery out of Charlotte was great. Highly recommend the experience."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Ordered the yellowfin tuna and it was, hands down, the worst piece of fish I've ever had- seriously disgusting and so fishy. The mac and cheese was not good either. The rest of the the food was fine but ONE bite of fish ruined the whole meal. Also, some hippie threw a Frisbee at my friend, knocking her drink over and getting her completely soaked, and the waitress' only reaction was to say "Oh that's just Asheville". So basically an overall bad experience."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We're both Southern and are irked when placed advertise themselves as such, but really aren't. This place rocks! We've never been disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Was our 2nd time there. 1st time, on August 15, 2013 for our anniversary and it was great . 2nd time on 5-30 2014, for our daughters birthday celebration we were very disappointed. Salad was omitted from my wife's plate, bread was omitted on my daughters plate. We ask and they said they were out of both, but for $3.00 each we could choose a substitute. I had fish, two tiny pieces with under cooked black eyed peas. On the good side the booze was good. This is supposed to be a special place and we will never go back and never recommend it to anyone again. The $150.00 tab was steep when we had to go somewhere else to get something to eat."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Everything was delicious! Loved the casual/rustic atmosphere. Service was delightful- upbeat and happy. The appetizers - hush puppies and gnocchi were delicious too! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Limited menu but interesting selection. Several service issues, order was wrong and delivered out of sequence, ordered a bourbon and never got it but got someone else's wine, had to threaten to leave to be waited on. Waitress apologized but seemed to be a an issue of her having too many tables to take care of Parking is a challenge but that Is to be expected. Not likely to go back. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We are visiting from out of town and fell in love with this place. Kind and thoughtful service, excellent food, perfect patio. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The restaurant was pretty empty but the service and food delivery was still slow. My two companions ordered lunch fare from the Saturday brunch menu and their food was pretty good. My blueberry pancakes were overcooked and dry- a real disappointment as I'd been wanting to try them ever since I saw the photo on their website menu. We'll try it again for dinner, but there are so many great restaurants in Asheville- they need to improve service and be more consistent if they want to compete with our other favorite downtown restaurants. I've heard similar comments from friends."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Had a nice Mothers' Day Brunch with our adult son. My wife had a Mimosa, which she said was tasty. I had a bloody with a taste I could not quite identify. Our waitress asked the bartender and told us it was cumin. Nice touch. Our meals with interesting and eclectic."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Only been once, high expectations. Ordered: Hush Puppies - Excellent Scallop Ravioli w/ an Asparagus Puree - Just OK. Fried ravioli; puree didn't complement them; came at room temp. Fried Chicken w/ mac & cheese - Very disappointing. Greasy. Battered (prefer just floured); batter did not adhere. Small portion of breast meat was boneless/skinless, and the thigh, although bone-in, was small and even greasier. Mac & cheese, good taste but needed browning. Ribs were meaty & succulent. Not much smoked flavor & the sweet sauce was overly charred (burnt). Waitress asked if we wanted a 1/2 rack or whole. We said 1/2 - only to later be told they were only serving them whole, yet it was served as 2 halves. Go figure. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We moved to Asheville last year and have been work down the list resturants we wanted to experience and finally Sevens Sows made the mark. The flavored and presentation of thefood was outstanding. You've got to try the Charchuterie plate it's a meal in itself! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our meal. Great food, fun drinks ( lots of bourbon obviously! But other things too!) and service was superb. Only "downside" was that it was kind of dead on a Saturday night which seemed strange. We closed the place down it seemed and it was maybe 10:00? Weird. Maybe that's normal for Asheville. Lovely meal, will return. Table of 4 shared some salads/apps and then each had small or large plate. Everyone loved theirs. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food was good but pricey with tiny portions. Don't get the ravioli. It was at least $12 for 3 TINY raviolis. Service was slow and not very friendly."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "When it comes down to it, there are too many good places in town. We liked the ambiance and décor of the place. We found the food to be just ok. The quality of the products was very good, but the preparation was not. I did not like that they flavored the raw oysters. Its ok to put a sauce on the side, but generally I just want to taste the oyster. Same thing with the Rib-eye. They took a great cut of meat, cooked it well enough (we ordered medium rare and it was a bit past medium) but then smothered it in sauce. Why take single best tasting cut of meat and drown it in sauce which doesn't let you enjoy the meat's flavor? But hush puppies were great: sauce on the side!!! And the pork belly was pretty good, although we like crispier."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I hit Seven Sows on the fly the other day, knowing I really didn't have time to eat dinner before an appointment. Sat on the patio, had a salad, and took the ribeye entree with me for later. One of the best steaks -bar none- I have had anywhere. Full of flavor and perfectly cooked! The patio is lovely this time of year, the music never fails, and the staff is one of the friendliest in town. Terrific bar selections and wine."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "I really liked Seven Sows. Cool place, great beer and bourbon list, very good food. My favorite part though is that it has a sense of place - so many restaurants are anonymous in menu and sourcing. Seven Sows by contrast screams Asheville. And if you haven't been to Asheville yet, that's a very good thing."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We had a great Saturday night dinner on the outdoor patio. The staff was welcoming but most of all knowledgable. Our shared small plates were innovative takes on traditional southern meals. Fresh local ingredients were featured."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "the dishes matched the wines very nicely. A good variety of different meats were well prepared for the 5 pairings. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Seven Sows was a great choice for an adventurous palate. I had the New Belgium La Folie sour beer and started off with the raw young turnips. The turnips were surprisingly excellent. Sweet and delicate with a dollup of salted butter. My mother had the charcuterie platter which was quite a smorgasbord of flavors and textures. Each of the menus offered a refined list, one of each kind of a variety of beers, few choices for starters. However, each offered an exciting flavor profile. The menus change weekly. I would certainly return to try the next iteration."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "In a town with outstanding food don't miss an opportunity to eat and drink at Seven Sows. Not just trying to be creative to be "trendy" but being creative with outstanding results. We have eaten here several times, alone and with friends as well as stopping in for imaginative bourbon cocktails after a show. Today was brunch for my husband's birthday. Wow!! Kentucky Hot Brown and a Bloody Mary, Junior Kimbrough Omelet and a Paloma. The bisquit that came as a side with the omelet was so fantastic that I ordered more and still can't believe we ate all that food. Our waitress was helpful and fun. Can't ask for more."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Best ever, I just love the fried chicken. I really want to order something else I just can't get pass the fried chicken. It's really a great place. You can always tell when the Chef owns the place."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "I have been to most of the hot spots in Asheville, and keep coming back to Seven Sows. The bourbon choices and drinks are great and the food is gourmet pub style. Every dish I have had is excellent. Love the food, service and vibe."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Loved the options, quaintness and food choices. Plan to visit it again and eat my way through the menu. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Enjoyed a meal here Saturday evening, solid food (a bit pretentiously arranged on the plate, but the restaurant probably appeals to "fine diners" who enjoy that stuff) but great cocktails. Got 2 small plates - beets, steak, and 1 larger entree with fried chicken and mac & cheese. Everything was good, but nothing floored me. With all the other options in Asheville for food - we probably wouldn't return here for a meal, but definitely for drinks & appetizers!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This wasn't the first time we have eaten at Seven Sows Bourbon & Larder, and it certainly won't be the last. Today we went for brunch, and every dish was stellar. The Carolina burger, with chili & cole slaw, was big, messy, and delicious, just the way it should be. The Kentucky Hot Brown was a nice take on a savory favorite. Mixed drinks were refreshing and well made. The wait staff was friendly, professional, and exceedingly courteous, as they always are. We can't wait for our next visit."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "i really enjoyed the creative flavors AND the unique dishes (goat, rabbit) they offered. i didn;t try the extensive bourbon list, but i will be back ::)"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We've looked at Seven Sows's menu for awhile and wondered whether they were coming up with weird food combinations as a schtick or because they really work. Plenty of places go for the former approach: "Look at us, we're putting grapefruit remoulade on our venison sliders, aren't we special," combinations that range from the boring to the gross, and we worried that was what Seven Sows was doing. Not so. The food was spectacular, and all the combinations--even the cauliflower tabbouleh, which I suspect is a nod to Atkins-types--were well-considered. We got a grilled Romaine salad, a goat ragout with the aforementioned cauliflower tabbouleh, a shrimp salad, and a butterscotch pudding. All wonderful."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Only recently open for lunch, and on a miserably cold and rainy day, Seven Sows did not fail to deliver. This is now a great spot for lunch as well as for dinner and brunch. Walking distance for much of downtown Asheville, Sows has a varied menu of lunch favorites and Southern traditions. Always very fresh oysters on the half shell, small plates, and substantial large plates. The brisket/bison burger was delicious and more than generous. Brisket and bison were two separate patties tucked in with a slaw and garnishes, served with a choices of sides. Can't wait to go back and try the fried chicken and charcuterie. Full range of beverages and a well-stocked and staffed bar, casual surroundings, and patio dining as well. Treat yourself!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Everything we ate was outstanding! From the brussel sprouts to the main courses of rabbit and trout. The experience was wonderful and we look forward to returning on future visits to Asheville. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014